The Great Offshore Grounds

The Great Offshore Grounds

Vanessa Veselka

Literature & Fiction

From the author of the prizewinning indie-success Zazen comes a wildly original, cross-country novel that subverts a long tradition of family narratives—on sisters, mothers—and casts new light on the mythologies—national, individual, and collective—that drive and define us.On the day of their estranged father's wedding, half-sisters Cheyenne and Livy set off to claim their inheritance. It's been years since the two have seen each other. Cheyenne is newly back in Seattle, crashing with Livy after a failed marriage and a series of dead ends. Livy works refinishing boats, her resentment against her free-loading sister growing as she tamps down dreams of fishing off the coast of Alaska. But the promise of a shot at financial security brings the two together to claim what's theirs. Except: instead of money, their father gives them information—a name—that both reveals a stunning family secret and compels them to come to grips with...
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